Samsung Hopes to Sell 390 Million Smartphones Next Year
December 27, 2012 10:50 AM
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Samsung aims high for 2013
With the final days of 2012 upon us, many companies are looking forward to “great success” in 2013. Samsung is expecting to sell 510 million mobile phones next year, which would represent a 20 percent rise compared to 2012.
Of the 510 million mobile phones it expects to sell, 390 million will be smartphones with the remainder coming from the sale of feature/budget phones.
"There are some possibilities that smartphone demand will slow in general. But we are seeing new demand for devices using Long Term Evolution (LTE),'' said Kim Hyun-joon, an executive at Samsung's telecommunications division."
Samsung also announced that it intends to build 240 million devices at its Vietnamese factory, 170 million devices in China, 20 million in India, and 40 million devices at its Korean factory. Samsung also plans to spend $2.2 billion upgrading handset factories in Vietnam by 2020 to boost output.
"By offering better pricing to consumers in developing nations, we will find new growth. This will also enable consumers in developed nations like North America and Europe to buy our LTE devices at more affordable prices,'' said a Samsung official.
Analysts are predicting that Samsung will dethrone Nokia to become the top handset shipper in the world for 2012. Nokia has held that title for 14 years.
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RE: A tale of two cities
12/29/2012 7:24:25 PM
While you claim the build sucks I'd disagree. Sure the back is plastic but when it is put togeather it fits the hand nicly, doesn't feel cheap and isn't flimsy. There are also advantages to the plastic back which I'm sure you are aware of. Heck those super built iPhones are arriving out of the box all sratched up. Nice build there.
As for the pricing they have more options built in than your beloved Apple iphone which charges the same, so how are they over charging? Because you don't need those other options so you think they should be free?
And since most people buy these phones on contract they are the same price!
RE: A tale of two cities
12/30/2012 9:11:20 AM
If you haven't noticed by now, he thinks his opinions are more valuable than others and that somehow they are more valid then everyone else.
He always has to have the last word as well...
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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